Grissom High Team Takes Top Spot in National Cyber Defense Competition


Photo Credit: E-TV

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Grissom High School Cyber Team placed 2nd in the national championship round of CyberPatriot VI, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

They competed in Washington D.C. over the weekend, and took 2nd place in the Open Division. The team members are James Brahm, Angela Cheng, Christopher Lin, Jeramy Lochner, Matthew Rogers, and Moran Wagner and are led by instructor Chris Sutton.

Grissom High School Cyber Security Team Award Photo Credt: E-TV
Grissom High School Cyber Security Team Award
Photo Credt: E-TV

Each team member will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Top winners were announced during an awards banquet Saturday night.

James Brahm is on the team. He says it’s the first year Grissom competed in the national competiton. He also says Grissom is the only team from Alabama or the Southeast to qualify for semi-finals.

CyberPatriot is a unique educational competition that challenges students to resolve real-life cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals.  This year’s event kicked off last November with nearly 1,600 teams vying for a chance to compete in the National Finals.

All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific were represented in the competition.